Sleeping baby pug, circa 1920
Unmounted (ref: 5526)
Signed with initials, inscribed WdB coll.
8 1/2 x 6 1/8 ins. (cm)
Tags: Frank Brangwyn
Provenance: the collection of Count William de Belleroche
Frank and Lucy Brangwyn - who had no children of their own - were passionate about dogs. They even had rice pudding for lunch every day, not because they liked it, but because their dog Jock did. A tombstone design by Brangwyn (collection of prints and drawings, V&A) is embellished with a wreath of sausages.
We are grateful to Libby Horner for assistance.